Optical Support are the UK’s leading Lens & Steadicam specialists, with over 20 years of supporting award-winning films & productions with a huge range of specialist camera equipment. They offer rental, sales & servicing for Steadicam and Steadicam accessories; wireless focus systems; cine lenses; HD video links; gyros; and gimbal supports.
The Mantis Rickshaw is the new standard for tracking shots.
With the NEW Mantis Rickshaw, the operator can execute walking to running speed shots, hand-held or Steadicam mounted with ease, avoiding fatigue by operating comfortably from a seated position, either on smooth or rough surfaces.
Also with the Mantis the operator can ‘walk on and walk off’ within a shot using the back support for stability and safety. An Electro Magnetic Back Support can also be used to Secure the Operator to the Rickshaw, and offers instant capture and release of the operator via a simple On Off switch.
The Jockey Wheel Accessory allows the Rickshaw to be maneuvered in three wheel configuration. The Jockey Wheel precisely tracks in tight spaces as well as performing exact circles.
The Three Way Garfield Leveler can scaffold tube mounted for precision balancing of the Steadicam rig on the Mantis.
With the Wheel Suspension attachments an even smoother ride can be achieved, thus further isolating the operator from unwanted movement.
Also remote heads can be attached to the Mantis via a removable Boss mount.
Steadicam Hard Mount 2 Wheel Running Mode
Steadicam Walk On Studio Mode
Hand Held Walk On Balloon Wheels Running Mode
Steadicam Hard Mount Low Mode Studio